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  • Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero'

    06/28/2017 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | BBC
    Ice from three of the UK's biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces, according to a BBC investigation.
  • (BBC) investigation found 'concerning' levels of fecal bacteria in Starbucks iced drinks

    06/28/2017 6:29:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Circa News ^ | June 28, 2017
    Iced drinks from Starbucks and two other U.K. coffee chains contained "concerning" levels of fecal bacteria, according to a BBC investigation. [Snip] Tony Lewis, head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, said that the levels of bacteria found in the drinks were "concerning." He said the types of bacteria identified are "the source of human disease," adding that "These should not be present at any level, never mind the significant numbers found."
  • A BBC investigation found fecal bacteria in iced drinks from Starbucks and 3 other chains

    06/28/2017 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 06-28-2017 | Alison Millington
    It's hard to match the refreshing taste of an iced coffee on a hot summer day — but a new BBC investigation may make you think twice before you order a chilled drink. The BBC's consumer affairs "Watchdog" program found that samples of iced drinks from Starbucks and two other UK chains including Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero contained "varying levels of the bacteria." Along with the ice, researchers also studied the cleanliness of tables, trays, and high chairs at 30 of the coffee chain branches. Costa Coffee was the worst offender, with seven out of 10 samples "found to...
  • The ghost squadron: As £3.1billion Big Lizzie aircraft carrier goes to sea without any planes ...

    06/28/2017 5:37:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 28 June 2017 | PADDY DINHAM
    The £3.1billion HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier proudly hit the waters earlier this week - but currently its crew only has replica planes to practise with. Life-size models of the F-35 Lightning II jets have dubbed the 'faux fighters' and will be pushed around the tarmac at Cornwall's RNAS Culdrose, so flight deck teams can get a feel for the world's most advanced warplanes. The real jets will be deployed on the 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth - dubbed 'Big Lizzie' - was put into the sea for the first time in Scotland. Life-size copies of the F-35 Lightning II jets will...
  • Cyber attack fears against Britain's newest warship ... (still using Windows XP)

    06/26/2017 8:09:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 27 June 2017 | Larisa Brown
    Fears were raised last night that Britain's new aircraft carrier could be vulnerable to a cyber-attack after it emerged the ship was still using the outdated computer software used by the NHS. Navy chiefs boasted the defence system on the UK's biggest ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be NASA standard - rather than like the NHS system that was hacked into several months ago. But computers in the flying control room on the £3.1billion state-of-the-art carrier showed the system was still running on Windows XP. The vast majority of NHS computers hit by a global cyber-attack in May...
  • Jewish Elementary School Faces Closure for Not Teaching Kids About Gender Reassignment

    06/26/2017 7:59:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 69 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 06/26/2017 | Staff
    A private school for Orthodox Jewish girls aged three to eight faces closure because pupils are not taught about homosexuality or gender reassignment. The Vishnitz Girls School, in north London, does not give pupils “a full understanding of fundamental British values” according to a report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Schools (Ofsted). The report claimed girls “are not taught explicitly about issues such as sexual orientation. This restricts pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and does not promote equality of opportunity in ways that take account of differing lifestyles.” {..snip..}
  • VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Riots in London, Police Attacked, Fires Lit

    06/26/2017 7:05:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/2017 | Liam Deacon
    Four officers have been taken to hospital as riot police attempted to control a violent Black Lives Matter rally in east London. Rioters threw projectiles at the police line and set fire to bins at the demonstration in Forest Hill in the borough of Newham. The protest was called after the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa, 25, on the 21st of June, six days after Metropolitan Police officers in Newham stopped him in a car.
  • Royal Navy's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to set sail

    06/25/2017 9:09:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    sky NEWS ^ | Monday 26 June 2017 | Alistair Bunkall, Defence Correspondent
    The largest warship ever built in the UK is due to set sail for the first time today. HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, will leave her dock in Scotland around lunchtime to start two years of sea trials. She is named after Elizabeth the first and is the second ship to carry the name - the first was a World War One battleship. More than 700 crew are onboard, from seamen to aircraft engineers, dentists to force protection. The oldest crew member is 58 and the youngest 17 although the average age is in the early...
  • Jeremy Corbyn Snubs Armed Forces Day to Party at Glastonbury

    06/25/2017 10:56:05 AM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has chosen to miss Armed Forces Day Celebrations so he can appear at Glastonbury Music Festival. However, it has emerged that Mr. Corbyn, a lifelong anti-war campaigner, had been invited to speak at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Liverpool on Saturday – the nation’s annual show of gratitude to our soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Army officer-turned-Tory MP Johnny Mercer told the Sun the diary decision revealed Mr. Corbyn’s wrong priorities. He said: “He couldn’t give two hoots about those who earn and protect the freedoms he so readily abuses with his offensive views.”
  • How the British left condoned the murder of millions

    06/25/2017 8:11:11 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 13 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 6/24/2017 | James Bartholomew
    In the 1930s and 1940s leading left-wingers went mad for Bolshevism, oblivious to Stalin’s notorious purges- snip -Appalled, Udy changed the subject of his book to a study of the way that prominent members of the Labour party and famous left-wing activists persistently turned a blind eye to all the terror, famines and mass murders perpetrated by the Soviet Union — one of the greatest of crimes against humanity. The influential legends of the left he indicts include Sidney and Beatrice Webb. They were leading members of the Fabian Society and founders of the London School of Economics. They are...
  • Polish MP Smokes BBC Host Over Poland's Decision Not To Take Immigrants

    06/25/2017 6:38:46 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 26 replies
    Youtube - BBC Audio ^ | June 23, 2017 | BBC
    "Attention viewers, The response to this video is overwhelming in favor of POLAND. Jerry Eldred - JEC News Producer."
  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • London Pride Surrounded by Concrete Road Blocks After ‘Attacks on Our Way of Life’

    06/24/2017 7:34:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    This year’s Gay Pride celebrations in London will be surrounded by a ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against vehicle attacks as witnessed in the Westminster, Borough Market, and Finsbury Park terror attacks. After a “full security review” following recent attacks, the Metropolitan Police also revealed there will be a higher police presence than on previous years and said people attending would be subjected to extra checks and searches.
  • Wikileaks fights to suppress documentary

    06/23/2017 4:58:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 23 June 2017 | Nick Farrell
    It has to be positive or we will not allow it The so-called open government, whistleblowing site Wikileaks, is doing its level best to censor a documentary on the outfit because it fails to praise the outfit to the skies and put a positive spin on its leader Julian Assange. The documentary is called Risk and the makers are complaining that the outfit is so obsessed with its image it is prepared to wield legal threats and lawyers in a way that is almost absurdly hypocritical. The documentary makers, Brenda Coughlin, Yoni Golijov And Laura Poitras have told Newsweek that they...
  • Man .... Arrested for Allegedly Saying 'Shame They Don't Hire out Steam Rollers' (Mosque Van Attack)

    06/23/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Man whose father runs van firm used by Finsbury Park attacker arrested for allegedly saying 'shame they don't hire out steam rollers'A man whose father owns the van used in the Finsbury Park terror attack has been arrested by police on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. Richard Evans, whose father runs the Pontyclun Van Hire company based in south Wales, was detained after allegedly posting comments on social media celebrating the attack. South Wales Police confirmed they had detained a 37-year-old man after a tweet was posted stating: "shame they don't hire out steam rollers or tanks could have...
  • Hurricane that crash-landed on Dunkirk beach during WW2 takes to the skies again 77 years on (tr)

    06/23/2017 6:39:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2017 | Amie Gordon
    An iconic Second World War fighter aircraft which crash landed as it tried to rescue Allied troops has taken to the skies for the first time in nearly 80 years. The Mk 1 Hawker Hurricane thundered through the skies after taking off at Elmsett in Suffolk following a £2 million restoration project and some 25,000 hours of highly-skilled labour. In May 1940, the Hurricane of 245 Squadron took off from Kent with Pilot Officer Kenneth McGlashan at the controls, before being shot down on a Dunkirk beach. But now the distinctive sound of the P2902 with its Merlin engine is...
  • Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

    06/22/2017 10:00:29 PM PDT · by granite · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Chris Morris, BBC News, Brussels
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start". However, she said there were "many, many other questions" about Brexit and there was "still a lot to do". The UK proposal was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. It would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years a new "UK settled status". That would allow them to stay in the country and access health, education and other benefits. The plan would affect 3.2...
  • Merkel rebuffs UK, saying EU future more important than Brexit

    06/22/2017 8:32:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 June 2017 16:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the EU’s future took priority over Brexit talks, in a rebuke to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to bring the negotiations up at a Brussels summit. “For me, the future of the (remaining) 27 member states comes before the exit negotiations with Great Britain,” said Merkel, Europe’s most influential leader, as she arrived for the two-day meeting. “We want to conduct these negotiations in a good spirit,” she nonetheless added. …
  • Teenage Boys Wearing SKIRTS At School To Beat The Heat Wave, And Of Course Twitter Is All For It

    06/22/2017 11:36:59 AM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Elite Daily Newsletter ^ | June 21 2017 | Amanda Fama
    In case you're unaware, we are going through a pretty intense heat wave right now. With temperatures surpassing 90 degrees, going outside and heading to school can be a pretty grueling (and sweaty) process. Heck, unless you're at the beach, being exposed to such high temperatures can be somewhat of a bummer. Luckily, most schools allow teenagers to wear shorts, dresses, and skirts to help them cool off from the summer sun — but other schools have uniform requirements that don't allow as many options. Giphy Embed Giphy Apparently, the Isca academy in Exeter, England has a strict dress code...